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    Jantjies back for Lions

    2014-03-06 11:22
    Johannesburg - Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man side to face the Cell C Sharks in a Super Rugby match at Kings Park on Saturday evening.
    Up front, Ackermann has opted largely for consistency, making just one change in the front row, with hooker Willie Wepener coming into the starting line-up, replacing Robbie Coetzee who moves to the bench.
    In the backline, flyhalf Elton Jantjies makes his long-awaited return having fully recovered from a shoulder injury.

    As a result, a backline reshuffle sees Marnitz Boshoff shifted to fullback with Chrysander Botha starting at left wing and Ruan Combrinck moving across to right wing. Deon van Rensburg will start at outside centre.
    On the bench, prop Corne Fourie has earned selection and will look to make his Super Rugby debut on Saturday. 
    The match will kick off at 19:10.



    15. SP Marais, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4. Anton Bresler, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1. Tendai Mtawarira

    Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Stephan Lewies, 20. Jean Deysel, 21. Charl McLeod, 22. Heimar Williams, 23. S’bura Sithole


    15. Marnitz Boshoff, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Deon van Rensburg, 12. Stefan Watermeyer, 11. Chrysander Botha, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Faf de Klerk, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Franco Mostert, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Willie Wepener, 1. Schalk van der Merwe
    Substitutes: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Corne Fourie, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. MB Lusaseni , 20. Willie Britz, 21. Ross Cronje, 22. JW Jonker, 23. Coenie van Wyk   

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